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Time Warner adding 650 jobs in Lexington County

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WEST COLUBMIA, SC (AP/WIS) - Time Warner Cable is expanding its operations in Lexington County, investing $24 million that's expected to create almost 650 new jobs during the next year.

The company said Friday that the new jobs are being created with an expansion of its telephone sales support and payment operations in West Columbia.

"Even in a recovering economy, Time Warner Cable continues to grow and is pleased to offer valuable, good paying jobs in Columbia," said Carol Hevey, executive vice president, Time Warner Cable East. "The addition of 644 jobs, which increases our South Carolina workforce by more than 50 percent, emphasizes our strong commitment to South Carolina."

The expansion increases the number of jobs that the company provides in South Carolina by more than 50 percent. Time Warner Cable already employs about 1,300 workers in the state.

Gov. Nikki Haley said that the expansion is another indication of South Carolina's business-friendly climate.

"We are excited to start the year off with today's job-creating announcement by Time Warner Cable. We celebrate the company's decision to expand with a $24 million investment and 644 new jobs in West Columbia. While we work to bring new companies to South Carolina, it speaks to the strength of our state's business-friendly climate when existing businesses like Time Warner Cable succeed and grow," said Haley.

"Time Warner Cable has been an important part of our state's business community for years and today's announcement shows they are committed to growing in South Carolina. The company's growth will bring good-paying jobs that will have an impact throughout Lexington County and the Midlands as a whole," said Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt.

The cable and internet company is currently hiring for the new jobs. It's planning to hold a job fair on Tuesday, January 8 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at its West Columbia offices located at 3347 Platt Springs Road.

Another open house will be held on January 15 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Hilton Garden Inn in Northeast Columbia, which is located at 8910 Farrow Road.

Anyone interested in job opportunities with the company should visit the company's careers website at http://jobs.timewarnercable.com/.

Copyright 2013 WIS. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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